Nature's Classroom
Ivoryton, Connecticut

 

 

 

 

It's no wonder that Nature's Classroom has been hosting schools here in Ivoryton for more than 35 years.

With numerous streams, a cedar swamp, a hardwood forest and two ponds, including Bushy Hill Lake, this 700 acre site offers enormous diversity.

 

 

 
Pond Life Class

On the agenda for most of our visiting schools is a day trip to Hammonasset State Park on Long Island Sound. This wonderful experience includes a visit to a salt marsh, tidal flats, a sandy beach and a rocky shore. It's quite an enjoyable and an immensely educational day.

 

With separate chaperone rooms and meeting rooms inside every dormitory, the housing at Ivoryton is ideal.

Katsanis is a beautiful building with 4 wings, each wing with 22 beds and a private room (with bath) for 2 chaperones.

 

 

Katsanis

 

 

 

 

Lakeside

   
The recently renovated Lakeside building offers attractive housing for 32 students and
4 adults. The Health Center has beds for 28 students and a private room with bath for adults.
 

Katsanis bath

Katsanis Room

 

Gibney

 
 

 

Students and their field groups find exciting educational adventures everywhere. A hike up to Lookout Point might reflect on humanity's long history of exploration and discovery, and our desire to learn. What is it like to see this view for the first time? Who came before us?

Geological history is inescapable when a field group, hiking deep into the woods, comes across an enormous glacial eratic know as Two Rocks.

Our dams and quarries lead us into interesting discussions about the use of our land. An outstanding variety of plants and animals on the site help us understand the interdependence of all things.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

A Field Group visitig the Million Dollar Tree in the Cedar Swamp.

For use at free time, our Ivoryton site has a basketball court, a field for baseball or kickball, and a dodgeball court.

On the farm we currently have llamas, alpacas, donkeys, ducks, chickens, goats, peacocks, and much, much more!

 

 
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